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Poster: cine-quest Date: Jun 6, 2010 7:07am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959) - PD Status

HektorT-
If I am reading the info in your post correctly, then it looks like the only registrations on record are for the reworked 'Invasion of the Animal People' version & not the original 'Terror in the Midnight Sun' version.

The original film was the 1959 Swedish version 'Rymdinvasion i Lappland' which was theatrically released unchanged & intact in the USA under the English title 'Terror in the Midnight Sun' & 'Horror in the Midnight Sun' (I'm not sure if it was released simultaneously in Sweden & the US or at different times).

Ultra-sleaze distributor Jerry Warren then made his own version by taking the original film, re-editing and extending it by adding extra (silly & non-coherent) scenes with John Carradine and released it under the title 'Invasion of the Animal People'. (Not sure if the release date was '62 or '65 - date info is conflicting)
'Animal People' is the version that appears to be the one covered in all the Medallion registrations on record - which makes sense since Warren could claim a different copyright based on the new scenes & re-edited story structure.

But as to the original unedited film version embodied by 'Rymdinvasion i Lappland' / 'Terror in the Midnight Sun', I can't find any registrations or references at all for it in the available post-1978 records online - so the remaining question is, does anyone know if there are any pre-1978 registrations or renewals on record in the offline catalog documents that would be applicable covering the original versions?

Thanks

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Poster: HektorT Date: Jun 6, 2010 10:48am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959) - PD Status

I agree with you on the versions. Publication dates for different countries are available on IMDB.

No US copyright registration for any of the titles you listed in 1959 - 1965

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Poster: cine-quest Date: Jun 6, 2010 11:26am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959) - PD Status


HektorT- A big 'THANK YOU' for the info! - much appreciated

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 7, 2010 6:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959) - PD Status

I guess that means it can stay, which is fine by me. I thought the monster scenes were well done. Way better than the Warren version.